Coronavirus latest: MotoGP postpones Americas GP, Ivy League cancels basketball tournaments

MotoGP’s Grand Prix of the Americas has been put back from April until November after the City of Austin, Texas, declared a state of emergency due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The event was due to take place at the Circuit of the Americas on April 3-5. It will now take place on November 13-15.

Last week, Austin’s music and film festival South by Southwest was cancelled, forcing Major League Soccer’s eMLS Cup to be rescheduled.

MotoGP organizers have already cancelled the season-opener in Qatar and postponed its Thailand event until October following the coronavirus crisis.

Last month, NBC Sports added MotoGP to its expanding motorsport portfolio in the United States.

Meanwhile, the Ivy League has decided to cancel its men’s and women’s basketball tournaments in response to the coronavirus crisis. The four-team tournaments were scheduled to be played in Cambridge, Massachusetts, later this week.

The Ivy League will now award its automatic NCAA Tournament places to regular-season champions Princeton women and Yale men.